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Samantha Barks, Ken Stott, Steven Mackintosh and more join Gemma Arterton in Jim O

14 August 2014

Samantha Barks (LES MISERABLES), Ken Stott (THE HOBBIT), Charlie Creed Miles (WILD BILL), Steven Mackintosh (LUTHER), Tom Cullen (DOWNTON ABBEY) and Emma Rigby (PLASTIC, HOLLYOAKS) join Idris Elba (THE WIRE, MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM) and Gemma Arterton (QUANTUM OF SOLACE, CLASH OF THE TITANS) on the shoot now underway in South West London.

With Gemma Arterton’s role complete as she starts rehearsals for MADE IN DAGENHAM and Idris Elba due back on the set at the end of the month, a stellar line up of new cast members have joined Jim O’Hanlon’s A Hundred Streets.

The film is a layered and gripping drama, which takes a fresh look at the vibrant and compelling life of residents in contemporary London – destination capital of the world.

‘A Hundred Streets’ border and intersect the film’s setting in contemporary London. Chelsea squares back onto high-rise estates; riverside opulence contrasts the day to day grind. It’s in these streets that our cast of characters face major choices and change in their separate lives, as they negotiate their often inter-weaving existences.

Jahmal (Adam Bakri, OMAR) is a rich playboy for whom money means nothing, but he gets more than he bargained for when his beautiful ex-girlfriend Lotte (Samantha Barks) and her best friend Rose (Emma Rigby) re-enter his life. A shocking decision under pressure sends him on the run. But he cannot hide from Gordon (Steven Mackintosh) his ex-special forces and self-aware security guard.

George (Charlie Creed Miles) is a cab driver who has hopes of becoming a father one day. His life is torn apart through no fault of his own, but with the love and support of his wife Kathy (Kierston Wareing, FISH TANK) he finds the strength to face the world again.

Emily (Gemma Arterton) is a wife and a mother estranged from her husband Max (Idris Elba) an ex-Rugby superstar now struggling with life on the celebrity circuit and on the brink of losing the plot.  Emily can only save him if first she can get her own life back on track and not get distracted by her handsome friend from student days, Jake (Tom Cullen).

Kingsley (Franz Drameh, ATTACK THE BLOCK, THE EDGE OF TOMORROW) is a small time estate drug dealer living the all too familiar ‘robbing hood’. After striking up an unlikely friendship with ageing actor Terence (Ken Stott) during Community Payback tidying the cemetery, he realises he must fulfil his bigger dreams.

These interconnecting stories paint a picture of a society where you are often loneliest within a crowd. As tension mounts, relationships are strained, loyalties are tested and violence erupts. Yet the underlying message of the film is one of hope; if you reach out to others, life is not a lonely struggle. With nods to both Crash and Amores Perros and inspired by London life, A Hundred Streets portrays modern city life in all its complexity and will resonate deeply with those who have lived it.

A HUNDRED STREETS is written by Leon Butler and directed by Jim O’Hanlon.  Producers are Pippa Cross, Leon Butler, Carl F Pauwels, Farah Durrani, Idris Elba and Ros Hubbard. It is a Silverstream and One Square Mile presentation in association with Umedia International, of a Silverstream, West Fiction Films and CrossDay production in association with What’s the Story and Green Door Pictures.  International sales are by Umedia International.